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? >> investigators beginning paint a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this young man, tamerlan tsavraev was living and the pull between his life here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucuses, where he had been a transient, going from country to country, because of the chechen war. the m.i.t. officer shot to death by the two alleged bombers did not register in to dispatch to request a description of the suspects and did not alert dispatch he was actually responding to the two men, who apparently came up to him, totally unaware, he was ambushed in the car. shot four to five times it took police 13 minutes to find that officer. that downed officer. he did not even have time to pull at letter on his radio. and you are looking at now, are pictures of dzhokhar tsavraev. that was when he went to the convenience store. it's interesting this entire manhunt was launched because of these actions of these two men, not particularly in terms of them building a bomb, but because they seemed to have out of nowhere, ambushed this police officer and that set everything in m
system. >> investigators are toming through tamerlan's trip in the caucus region. investigators continue to probe hospit links to islamist groups including the caucuses em rit. >> those are fighting in syria iraq pakistan and afghanistan. in 2007 a guy threatened the united states of america directly. >> some believe despite yesterday's reading of his miranda rights the federal government still holds swooifr the younger tsarnaev. negotiate ago plea deal under which he would cooperate with authorities in exchange for sparing his life remains an option. >>> the wife of the dead boston bombing suspect found out her husband and brother in law were the accused bomber the same way all americans did on tv. her lawyer claims she suspected nothing this as they ask another question was tamerlan tsarnaev involved in a 2009 triple murder. molly, we also hear that there is good news today about the victim. >> good morning, heather. two in critical condition. doctors are telling us everyone now in the hospital are expect to do survive. there were 14 patients that lost lefshs. boston medical center say
by authorities to help bring this man to justice or to bring him into custody rather. tamerlan and dzhokhar led them on a chase from cambridge after shooting an m.i.t. police officer. the chase led into watertown. 200 rounds were allegedly exchanged in the course of that police exchange, as well as homemade bombs thrown out of the window. that, of course, ultimately led to the death of tamerlan who was 26 years old. the older brother. dzhokhar, escaping into the night and ultimately, he was brought into custody about 26 hours after the pictures were shown to everyone all across the globe. of course, this will continue for much time to come as authorities are looking for answers as to whether or not dzhokhar and tamerlan allegedly acted alone or whether they had help in these bombings. back to you. >> molly line, reporting live for us. thank you, molly. >> that is the key question. did they have help and how will we find out if they did? more on that. >>> the stepson of the man whose boat dzhokhar tsarnaev hid in was speaking out about the chaotic situation and listen to this. >> well, speaking
of the boston attacks now with more details about tamerlan tsarnaev. >> he was killed in a shootout with police early last friday morning. since then information about his life has been trickling out. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: federal authorities were searching behind a cambridge drugstore in an area where the brothers' father used to repair cars, looking for possible explosives or where the bombs were made. there is no evidence of a continuing threat. the fbi wants to question tamerlan's wife, seen over the weekend leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from catherine to karina. because she lived in the same cambridge apartment where authorities believe the two brothers hatched their plot, she could provide clues about whether others were involved. her family issued a statement saying, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. and now there is a possible link to a murder two years ago. local prosecutors said they're investigating whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of
, the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev seems much less confounding in that it conforms more squarely to radicalization. we know from accounts of people who knew him that he had in fact become more religious in recent months and years. "the wall street journal" reported that he gave up boxing which he trained at for years as well as drinking and smoking as he dug into religion. his uncle said he ended his relationship with tamerlan in 2009 because of the quote radical crap" tamerlan had begun to espouse. he was steered toward a strict strain of islam in recent years and he began opposing the wars in afghanistan and iraq which is i should note here not radical in and of itself but that he also turned to websites and literature claiming that the cia was behind the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001, that jews controlled the world. there are two very specific accounts of tamerlan's recent behavior that are both fascinating and important in trying to understand how he might have become the kind of violent extremist he is accused of having been when he died after a shootout with autho
states with his older brother, tamerlan a decade ago. the two lived together in cambridge, the suspect who was killed in a shutout this morning, tamerlan is a tsarnaev was 26. in 2007 he became a legal resident in america, he was a student at bunker hill community college and competitive boxer. this violent and drautic series of events was not set off by police, but by the suspects themselves, who were apparently trying to escape law enforcement. here's how it played out. around 10:00 p.m. last night, the suspects robbed a store. they then proceeded to fatally shoot an m.i.t. security officer and hijack a mercedes suv. the owner of that vehicle was held hostage for half an hour while the two brothers pulled $800 out of an atm. they released the owner of the mercedes unharmed. police chased the suspects into watertown, where this shootout took place. the suspects exchanged fire with police and threw explosives towards them. at one point, tamerlan sarn ev got out of the car wearing an ied strapped to his chest and was shot by police. his body was run over by dzhokah tsarnaev as he fled t
by the suspects. in the shootout that ensued in watertown, elder brother, tamerlan tsarnaev got out of the car with explosives strapped to his chest, firing at police officers. at least one was hit and badly wounded. tamerlan was killed, with dzhokhar reportedly ramming the car through police to flee. and that's where we are this afternoon. with a 19-year-old suspected terrorist killer on the loose. and a city at a standstill. nbc news' national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from boston. mike, just start us off with exactly where this manhunt stands at this very moment, because less than about 20 minutes ago, we understood that there were two suspects that the police were seeking. now we understand that's been reduced to just the one. >> reporter: right. just another example of how much misinformation has been in this case from the beginning. a lot of this is coming from police scanners, where police think as some point they have a suspect or person of interest and it turns out to wash out. just like we often get bum tips in the news business that never quite pan out
that must have been for him. then tamerlan the older brother, 26 years old in this family that we are learning a lot about this morning, the 26-year-old who is now dead was -- had bullet wound in the shootout with the police after he and his brother threw explosives out of their moving car. unfortunately they could not save him at the hospital in order to get nor or ou get more out of him. he he had shrapnel in his body. which leads everybody to believe he was going to set off another bomb in this nightmare that has gripped this whole area of boston and cambridge and watertown, wonderful towns in great state of massachusetts that have been rocked in a way they have never experienced before. this it is a very difficult day and he is still at large, so we will continue with our breaking news coverage of this story. joined now by jon scott and jenna lee as well. jon: what an incredible 18 hours it has been, martha. just since 5:00pm eastern time yesterday when the police released the pictures, the fbi released these pictures, to you will lee not these pictures, b but -- released thes
two. these are the pictures that came out overnight. tamerlan tsarnaev. number two on the loose, a fugitive right now, believed to be armed and dangerous, described as a terrorist, he was caught on camera last night, he's been on the loose for several hours and all of boston, the entire city of boston surrounding suburbs in lockdown right now. >> that's right. abc news just spoke to those boys' father, he is in shock and implores his son to himself up. he told abc news, he said that he think his sons were set up and he said they were very nice kids, never touched explosives and never learned how to handle weapons. he said that his younger son is on the run and in hiding because he's also afraid, words from his father. never saw indication at all atwas capable of violence. we're reminded by brad garrett, our fbi specialing at, often these terrorist lead double lives. we begin with chief investigative brian ross, on the ground, all through the night in watertown, brian, a night of gunfire, bombs, police hunting down the terrorists right now. >> reporter: indeed, george. he was las
to the bottom of the whole plot. >> the fbi questioned the other suspect tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago, after a trip to his homeland. so did they miss an opportunity to stop him? we are live in dagestan with the details there. and today we remember the victims as one family prepares to lay their daughter to rest. this morning we're talking to massachusetts attorney general martha coakley about the case, and what the suspect is and is not telling them. plus, police commissioner ed davis joins us with the latest on the investigation. and congressman patrick meehan of the homeland security committee with what the fbi knew prior to the bombings. it is monday, april 22nd, this special edition of "starting point," from boston, begins right now. so after a week like the city and this nation has ever seen, the country and the city picking itself up, dusting itself off this morning. we've seen some amazing sights around the city, even today, that we have not seen yet. the buses here in boston, those famous "t" buses that have a special message on the front of them right now. you can see it right there
was a islamist extremist and believe in their cause. tamerlan tsarnaev travel oversees in 6 months, in 2012, that was not on the fbi radar that he misspelled his name on the travel records to deliberately disguise his travel or there was a mistake from the russian airline and it was not flagged to the bureau. >> fbi, and cia and every intelligence agency is scrambling to figure out what is coming next. who were they associated with? are these guys lone wolves? it was cleared they were tied to international terrorist groups in chechnya. are they tied to al qaeda? we don't know yet. >> reporter: law enforcement tells fox news one of the ways they were able to identify the brothers as suspects in the investigation through surveillance video not publicly released where you see the two brothers reacting in completely different manner than the rest of the crowd when the blast goes off. they do not turn toward the blast with some foreknowledge much what would happen and they continue on their way, jon. jon: what about their overseas ties for the two brothers, what are we learning about that? >> re
tamerlan tsarnaev may have played. >> how could we miss all of the activity this guy engaged in? >> the fbi seized bbs and a large pyrotechnic. >> it was almost entirely done from the internet. >> he did not need to see his miranda rights read to him in bed. it's laughable. >> the enemy is radical islam. >> i'd waterboard him, myself. >>> you are about to look live at a press conference in boston. where governor deval patrick and mayor thomas menino are about to speak about the formation and purpose of the one fund boston campaign. designed to assist those who are affected by last week's bomb attacks. this takes place as dzhokhar tsarnaev lies in a hospital bed facing charges. his condition now reported as fair. more than a week after the bombing, 45 of the scores of wounded remain hospitalized, and at least 13 have lost limbs. for the victims, the physical and emotional toll comes with a very real financial one as well. massive bills for trauma care, prosthetic limbs and even home modifications. not to mention, lengthy physical rehab and psychological counseling. as such, one fund boston i
after being warned by the russians in 2011 about cz tsarnaev's older brother, tamer ly tamerlan. nick paton walsh is in dagestan, and we have joe johns in washington, but we began with pamela brown with the latest on the investigation. >>> after a week of terror, chaos and heartache, the city of boston is still recovering. there are signs that life is starting to return back to normal here. there is a sense of relief after the arrest of the suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. now the focus is on what charges he will face and when. >> reporter: one week after two deadly bombings exploded in downtown boston killing three and injuring 183 people, the only surviving suspect remains in serious condition. as federal prosecutors prepare to bring charges against him, law enforcement sources say dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to talk after a gunshot wound to the neck. exactly when he suffered this injury is still unknown. >> this is a complex investigation. and it's hard to say exactly how he received that injury. there was a shootout in watertown. there were explosives thrown. so that's bein
that the fbi has told you that they missed tamerlan leaving the country and going to russia because maybe his name was misspelled, that was one of the reasons given. we just heard from secretary napolitano that he did indeed, and these are her words, ping when he left the united states, and then the investigation seemed to be cleared during his time away. where ills the discrepancy? what is the truth? because it goes to the question, is our system working or isn't it? >> clearly it's not working. i'm dumbfounded wither 4 answer. i was told dar -- with her answer. i was told two nights ago in march they got a letter from the russian intelligence services that the older brother was a radical islamist, watch out for him. they claimed to have interviewed him. they interviewed his family. they went to the school he was attending and interviewed people. they sent the file back to russia in october of 2011, asked for more information and they never heard from them again and they claimed the system did not pick him going to russia in january of 2012 because the name was mis misspelled. now i hear fro
this morning. he described his 26-year-old son tamerlan who had been killed, somebody who is smart. his younger one who is on the run, dzhokar, a second year medical student of the according to ap and according to the father in russia. he is such an intelligent boy. he expected them to come here on holidays. according to ap they spoke to the father that the younger son who is on the run, police may be honing on now in watertown, massachusetts may have been a medical student in the united states. his father said he was expecting him to come home on the holidays. one other thing i would like to note after all the hours of coverage this morning, much was made of the first initial shots we're seeing on the screen of the base ball caps on the suspected terrorists now how they were trying to americanize themselves. now they have been up to the country for ten years they were technically americanized. i think much discussion in the coming days, what will we call these terrorists? will we call them domestic terrorists? or will we still call them foreign terrorists? martha? martha: good point. as you ju
. the suspect at large is this man, dzhokhar tsarnaev. his brother, tamerlan, on the left, died this morning from gunshot wounds. the pair are immigrants, ethnic chechens, who were living in the u.s. their uncle says the brothers have brought shame on the family. he gave a public message to his nephews still in hiding. >> i say, dzhokhar , if you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness from the victims whom you injured, and for those who are left, ask these people. >> schools remain closed. boston's public transit system has been shut down, and even the city's airspace has been partially closed. the entire city is on lockdown. >> let's go live to washington for the latest on the story. max, can you tell us more about the suspects? there's a lot of questions right now. are they the sole suspect? >> there was the idea or the rumor of a third suspect floating around for a while, at least somebody that the police really wanted to talk to. we have not heard anything about that lately, so we are still with dzhokhar tsarnaev the 19- year-old -- well, boy. this is a boyhunt more than a m
's contact. with tamerlan tsarnaev who died on friday night. boston seven days after the attack. but we begin with chief washington correspondent james rosen and stunning news of another planned attack of terror. good evening, james. >> bret, good evening. canadian officials announced today they arrested two men this afternoon and charged them with plotting with the aid of al qaeda to blow up a passenger train traveling from new york to the greater torrent area. the alleged terrorist are age 30 and are raheed of toronto. they worked with canadian intelligence and u.s. national security and law enforcement officers to interrupt this alleged plot in an 8 month investigation code named project smooth. they said the plot was detected early on and neither american nor canadian citizens faced any imminent threat as a result. u.s. officials told fox news the defendants' objective was to blow up a bridge in the tore torrent area tornted while the plane was traveling over it mounted police told reporters today that they took steps to advance the plot including allegedly conducting own surveillance of
the road where the two boston marathon suspects, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev were engaging in this gunfight with police. we'll scroll through a couple of these pictures. keep your eyes here on the screen. the photos here show the brothers huddling behind a stolen suv at times as we reported through the hours last week, shooting at police, before this older brother tamerlan charges, runs towards these officers here, then he's seen lying in the street. the suv driven by his younger brother who we know is in fair condition at this hour at a hospital here in boston, he's in the car, accelerates toward his older brother, on the ground. >> what is the context for that? do they believe he was trying to escape, do they believe he was trying to maybe separate his brother from the officers or is there anything on this? >> i think his brother was on the ground, his brother was enga engaging, strapped with explosives and the younger brother from everything i've gleaned wants to get out of there. >> maybe because of the explosives. what does he wind up doing? >> ultimately gets out of t
now know the fbi interviewed the older suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, two years ago after being tipped off he was a follower of radicalism. coming up at 7:15, why some lawmakers want to know if the fbi dropped the ball. >>> time is running out in san jose for people living in a large homeless camp. they will be forced to leave in a couple of hours. ktvu's janine de la vega is live near the camp where those cleanup crews are getting ready to sweep through the area. >> reporter: we've been here since 4:30. now that it's lighter, we can get a better idea what this looks like. the homeless have been access through the chain-link fence. there's a lot of trash, manmade structures and tarps. we've seen people packing up and getting ready to move. city officials estimate a lot of single adults, couples and their pets have set up camp. crews were here lost october and removed 50 tons of trash. some people are driving their cars down access roads and leaving them there to reach their -- dash camp. the project manager says they plan to close off roads and hire private security to prevent the hom
-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed earlier after a gunfight with police. he left behind dreams of becoming a world class boxer. we also found a youtube page in his name with links to islamic websites. in a photo essay so thot by a boston university student, tamerlan tsarnaev was saying i don't have a single american friend. i don't understand them. he and his brother are from the russia caucuses including the war-torn regions of chechnya and dagestan. the brother became a u.s. citizen on september 11th of last year. tamerlan followed and got a green card. dzhokhar attended school outside of boston where he earneded a scholarship. friends and teachers we talked to say they never saw any signs of trouble. >> regular teenager. didn't suspect anything. he was on the wrestling team. he went to parties with other students. he went to the prom. >> a wonderful kid. we were proud of him. he was an outstanding athlete. he was -- there's nothing -- he was never a troublemaker in school. >> their father insisted his sons are innocent. someone framed them. i don't know who exactly did it but someone di
question this morning is: how much did other members of their family know? keep in mind that tamerlan, the 26-year-old suspect who was killed on thursday night moving into friday, that he was married. he was married to an american woman who became a muslim after she married him. they had a three-year-old daughter together. it's questionable now whether or not they were actually still together at the time of this bombing. some sources are saying that she, catherine, pictured here, had moved back home with her mother, judith, with the baby. and maybe that would be when tamerlan ended up going back to russia for those six months because if you're married and you have a small child, you might wonder, that would be suspicious to be gone for six months. >>steve: she is on the cover of the new york post today because she always dreamed of growing up, joining the peace corps and serving this country and others abroad. then she got tangled up with this guy, converted to islam. next thing you know, she dropped out. there is an interesting item in the "wall street journal" today that says essent
to the boston bombings too. speaking of influences, as brian ross said in that at-bats story apparently tamerlan had a couple of influences. one was a convert to islam named misha. he used to go to info wars, alex jones is going bliss system on that now a false flag on top of a false flag. is it relatives who influenced him? what's your take on it? >> they should be looking into lieu influenced tamerlan. more than likely we'll find that he may have had overseas influences. he spent six months in 2012 in russia and came back and created at least three functioning explosive devices. from what we understand, he learned from an on line magazine an al-qaeda linked publication, but how many people know how to put together an eye kia piece of furniture from the directions, let alone make a functioning explosive device. i wouldn't be surprised to find he had some training with the handling of explosives overseas. cenk: we don't know yet. it's speculation. i'm against all the warrantless wiretapping, et cetera, but there is one candidate for tracking it's people who read "inspire" magazine, radical musli
and the subsequent shootout in which the older of the two were killed. his name is tamerlan tsarnaev. he is 26 -- was 26 years old. it's his brother. the man said to be wearing the white hat who got away and has been pursued by authorities. he drove the car jacked suv for a time and then got out. both of the two brothers, we're told, came to the united states roughly a decade ago. they came in when their families sought asylum. their father was a government employee. they have been living in the boston area in cambridge for several years. the younger brother has a massachusetts driver's license. he's a resident of cambridge. the older brother is a legal, permanent resident. the older brother was born in russia. the younger brother, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located
roots in the chechnya region of russia. older brother tamerlan visited dagestan in 2012 a region in southern russia where his father and mother still live. in an interview with "the wall street journal" their mother said tamerlan had given your boxing and drinking and smoking as he turned to a religious life and told the paper he phoned her the night he died saying, quote, the police, they have started shooting at us. they are chasing us. telling her he loved her before the phone went silent. and his uncle who lives in maryland says he believes the older brother became radicalized in cambridge and not overseas and eventually drew in his younger brother but lawmakers say more questions about their past need to be answered. >> we believe they may have traveled on an alias to get back to his home country and that seven months, six and a half months or so becomes extremely important. so you know he had some radicalization before he left, you know he probably didn't travel on his own name or some variation of his own name, and when he comes back, he has a renewed interest in that radi
the tib questioned tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011, officials had quote no authority to watch him because they found no terrorism activity at the time. this scenario that an american could and would do this while flying under the radar raises serious questions regarding national security. the "washington post" writes the boston attacks might serve as a new model for terrorism in the 21st century. seeing how two kids with backpack bombs seem to have succeeded in putting a major u.s. city on lockdown, it may now dawn on al qaeda leaders that a series of small-scale attacks like this conversation the same impact as one spectacular mass casualty attack. through a combination of skill and luck, we've done well at preventing the next 9/11. preventing the next boston massacre might not be as easy. joining me today, former dnc communications director and msnbc host, karen finney, "new york times" op-ed columnist frank bruney, retired army sergeant wes moore and "mother jones" msnbc political analyst, david corn and msnbc justice correspondent, pete williams. let's talk about the latest on this ca
last night in the interaction with police, tamerlan tsarnaev who was 26 years old. it all started last night in cambridge. there was a shootout with an officer at m.i.t. on the m.i.t. campus. that officer having been killed last night, found dead in his police cruiser. the suspects then reportedly carjacked an suv, and a chase ensued. at one point they did release the driver unharmed. they went into watertown which is just outside of cambridge, about 10, 15 minutes outside of cambridge and that's where there was a shootout with police. by 1:30 a.m., the first suspect tamerlan tsarnaev was dead and the second suspect was on the loose and being chased. this morning at about 5:00 a.m. police shut down the mbta. they have also now seen the shutdown of amtrak between boston and providence, a major shutdown. ed davis, commissioner of police, says this is a major man hunt. >> overall at this hour we've seen a lot of activity. they have surrounded the home in cambridge of the suspects where both lived. the a.p. reportedly got in touch with their father overseas in russia. their father expressi
explode but you also lots of shoot going on. >> brothers dhokhar 19 and 26-year-old tamerlan starr tsarnaev add to the marathon death toll, killing police officer shawn collier in cold blood. >> the police officer that was killed you said it was a massacre. >> assassination. he was shot two times in the back of the head as he was in the cruiser. he didn't have a chance to defend himself. >> reporter: the officers responding to an all points bulletin of a carjacking when they saw the stolen mercedes, followed closely by a green honda. >> how did you first learn where they were? >> we got notified by the cambridge police department there was an execution of an mit police officer and then there was a carjacking. we from what we heard from the carjack the victim's cell phone was left in the vehicle so the police were able toping the phone and we were told the vehicle is in watertown. >> reporter: when the brothers realized they were being pursued they opened fire. >> three more officers. two off duty officers showed up within a men or two and we were in a serious gunfight in a backstre
to keep an eye on the older one, tamerlan, go interview. the f.b.i. did talk to him in 2011 and they cleared him. they said this guy has been scrubbed. he's okay. >>alisyn: they assessed he had not become radicalized even though it sound like russian authorities thought he had. for some reason there was a red flag they raised. they let him go. >> not totally clear it was the russians, because the australians may have had questions about this guy as well. some foreign government asked us to check him out. we did. didn't find anything wrong. then they dropped the ball on their end too. >>alisyn: we're going to be talking to so many experts this morning and brick all the new developments -- and bringing all the new developments kofplgt up, he is captured, in custody. the 19-year-old suspect has not been read his miranda rights. we'll tell you what that means as our breaking news coverage continues. stay with us. ♪ using supercomputing and mobile technology over our secure network, verizon innovators are building a world of medical treatment data in the cloud. so doctors can m
.s.-led wars in iraq and afghanistan. officials say his older brother tamerlan spent time on jihadist websites reading extremist propaganda including inspire magazine, which is aimed at aspiring lone wolf terrorists. the last fatal victim, m.i.t. officer sean collier was laid to rest today in massachusetts. his casket watched over by a police honor guard. the mourners were led by collier's parents and five siblings. vice president joe biden will attend a public memorial tomorrow. 8-year-old martin richard was also laid to rest this morning in a private funeral. a public memorial is also being planned. as for the survivors, amazingly, only one victim is still in critical condition. 45 remain hospitalized. of the total 264 injured, boston public health commission says the number of injured has increased because some victims delayed getting medical attention and are just now seeing a doctor. boston's recovery continues as the six-block area around the marathon finish line is now reopened to businesses and residents for the first time since the attack. nbc news national investigative correspondent
for not keeping tabs on the older brother tamerlan. lawmakers in both parties asking whether or not the agency did enough in ligh appart beliefs. next hour we'll put some of those questions to one of the lawmakers who sent a letter to the fbi now deing answers. that is republican peter king in new york. he is our next guest in the next hour. martha. martha: runners observing a moment of silence at the start of their race. a twitter campaign encouraged runners to place their hands over their hearts at the finish line. a very nice gesture on their part in london. the race organizers pledging $5 for every finisher to the one fund boston which will go to help some of the victims of the attacks. 52 of whom are still in the hospital today, and many of them have been released. what a beautiful sight that was in london to see that successful marathon run. gorgeous day on sunday. bill: from london back to boston the governor there in massachusetts, deval patrick srgs asking everyone to observe a moment of silence today. that will happen at 2:50 eastern time. that is the time first of two explosions at the
tamerlan tsarnaev two years ago. tipped off by russian -- why some lawmakers want no know if the fbi may have dropped the ball in this case. >>> back here at home runners in marin county will be honoring the victims of the boston marathon bombings. they will take part in a 2.5- mile race that begins at 6:45 this evening. all runners are encouraged to wear blue and yellow clothing. that is the official colors of the boston marathon. for more information you can go to our channel 2 website ktvu.com. >>> furloughs of air traffic controllers could cause big delays this morning at airports across the country. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty is at sfo this morning with what passengers can expect. >> reporter: airline and pilot organizations are trying to stop the furloughs from happening by suing the faa but they are here and commercial flights really move flatly throughout the united states yesterday. but the real test will come together. that is because air traffic -- because of budget cuts all air traffic controllers must take one day off every two weeks. that means they will lose one
will include inquiry into not only the immediate circumstances of the crime, but so who funded tamerlan tsarnaev's month-long so he journal abroad in 2012 and his comfortable lifestyle. did he have a supportive network? what training did he and perhaps his younger brother receive in the use of weapons? where did the elder of the two learn to make the suicide vest he reportedly wore? the investigation should include as well a deep dive into tamerlan's radicalization. the islamist references in the brother's social media communications and the jihadist websites they visited. will the investigation probe as well the f.b.i.'s own questioning of tamerlan two years ago at the behest of an unspecified foreign government, presumably russia, over his involvement with jihaddy websites and other activities? tamerlan tsarnaev is the fifth person since 9/11 who has participated in terror attacks after being questioned by the f.b.i. e was preceded by nidal hasan, drone casualty anwr an all i can, abdul hakim muhammad, born carlos he willon bledsoe, -- leon bledsoe, who murdered an army recruit in lit
night. on the left side of your screen is his 26-year-old brother tamerlan tsarnaev. we've learned he was a boxer. that he too had been in the area for a while. he was killed in a shootout with police and then on the right side previously described as just the man in the backwards white that is dzhokhar tsamaev. he is on the run right now. he is what every law enforcement official in that area is focused on, finding him, getting him into custody and off the street. this morning we have been hearing from family members. the father in russia calls his youngest son an angel, said he'd been a medical student. the uncle lives in maryland and reporters did catch up with him earlier this morning and here's what he had to say. >> it's crazy. it's not possible. i can't believe it. when i heard this on tv news i was thinking how can do like this stuff. it's crazy. it's unbelievable. >> now we're showing you video from last night because this is when this all started picking up steam. the picture that we showed you earlier of the two brothers, those were released at 5:15 last night by authoritie
that one of his sons, 26-year-old tamerlan had been killed in a shootout and other dzhokhar was being pursued "my son is a true angel." dzhokhar is a second year medical opportunity in the u.s. wexpted him to come and accomplished young man. and is a second year medical student, according to his father. >> we heard from his classmate as well. >> we'll take that to martha raddatz, our chief global affairs correspondent right now, martha, we're learning more and more about the suspects as the morning goes on now. we do know they are of chechen origin, one of the brothers had been here, the one still on the loose for about 12 years, his older brother for about five years, significant, perhaps, that his father still lives in russia in one of the russian republics could reinforce the idea that perhaps the young men did go back at various times. >> reporter: yeah, that's a surprise that the father still lives in russia because when they left chechnya apparently they moved to kazakhstan and dagestan after that and the youngest was born in kazakhstan. i don't know whether the mother is here.
associations to both of them, that have nothing to do with terrorism. >> lots of questions that tamerlan, the older brother, had been questioned before by the fbi, in 2011, at the request of the russian government. >> well, that's right. but, think about this, george, there are hundreds of thousands of young adults in this country that visit extremist islamic websites, he was one of them, so the question is, what line do you draw that we continue the investigation? or do we go and interview, make a decision on other intelligence that were not going to pursue an active case against him? >> you're already seeing some congressmen, peter king, criticizing, saying this was a missed opportunity. >> that's great to say. but when you have literally hundreds of thousands of people you want to keep track of, you want to prioritize. they're going to miss one every once in a while. when you approach them, when you interview them or do their background, they may not have radicalized to the level of what we saw on monday. >> going to websites wouldn't be enough? >> absolutely not. >> the older brother
interviewed him but said it didn't find any evidence that tamerlan tsarnaev was involved in terrorist activities. the fbi didn't follow up with him after he took a trip to russia scene chechnya. personally because russia did not give information to the fbi. the fbi doesn't have the manpower to keep tabs on every person they receive tips about. especially those like tsarnaev are already deemed not dangerous by the fbi. >> the ball was dropped in one of two ways. the fbi missed a lot of things. our laws do not allow the fbi to follow up in a sound, solid way. >> reporter: there is a good chance lawmakers will be able to question higher ups with the intelligence community in the coming days. possibly as early as tomorrow. more of the questions they want appsed next. live in washington kyla champ bell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the man accused of mailing a letter containing the poison ricin to president obama is back in court today. paul kevin curtis has denied any involvement in the letter sent to the president or other letters that were sent to a u.s. senator and a judge. his lawyer days
the names of these young men, tamerlan, probably tamerlan, a great islamic warrior who had many campaigns that resulted in the deaths of millions of people, and also the young brother, dzhokhar, named after the similar name, anyhow, to the first president of the czech republic, islamic republic, that was formed there. so i don't know if there's anything about identity when you're given a name like that as a youth, what kind of, what does that do to your mindset and your self-image and identity, what's expected of you. interesting to hear the profilers talk about that. >> it is very interesting, this 19-year-old who we believe is the suspect now cornered, authorities believe with some level of confidence that is who they have cornered in this small boat in the backyard. we know he came to the united states at the age of 8 years old back in 2002, i believe it was. his brother, who died last night, died at the age of 26, came four years later, i believe at the age of 20, did not himself become a u.s. citizen but did get a green card. >> but you know, the fighting in chechnya really started i
they attended and where tamerlan in particular had been disruptive on two occasions. in fact, as it was, at one point ordered to leave the mosque if he didn't start behaving himself because he was disrupting sermons. and was told the mosque has been cooperativing with the fbi. that the fbi has begun questioning members of the mosque, asking them about these incidents, looking to see if there were signs of connections to others, that he had colleagues or cohorts who were sympathetic to his views. but by and large, they say it's a moderate islamic mosque. that it very much feels in the american mainstream it celebrates american -- >> you would think, michael, that it's moderate if he was sat down and if he was warned there. certainly doesn't seem like a radical mosque to me, which is why being anti-muslim and anti-islamic is so absurd. but let me ask you something, eugene. i mean, you are the expert here. take me inside the investigation. because now this has come down to the ground as a regular, very intense police investigation. what's happening? >> well, obviously as michael indicates, they're
cnn the dead suspect identified as tamerlan sarnias, age 26. the one being sought is sfwlnch zokar sarnias. i'm probably botching the pronunciation of those names. one of the things we know, these procedure brothers are from chechnya. doesn't mean they were radicalized from chechnya at all. it could be they came here, self-radicalized. all that is is the ethnicity. >> phil, what can you tell us about the situation in chechnya, russian/chesh nkn russian/chechen relations. >> the situation in chechnya is reasonably stable. chechnya and the region around it has been the source of an islamist insurgency for something close to 20 years now. two brutal wars in chechnya to put down an islamist separatist movement which it has effectively done. ever since putting an end to separatist ambitions from people who wanted to establish their own chechen state, break away from russia, russia crushed that movement, but there is an ongoing insurgency with chechen fires, dwithin the region, islamist insurgents and terrorists, who have been regularly staging attacks, brutal, effective attacks in mosco
whether the elder son tamerlan, actually did meet someone suspicious. we know that he was with his father. his father has spoken at length about both sons actually. he did confirm the man did come out and visit and stayed with them. both parents have actually said that they believe both sons, the 26-year-old tamerlan, now deceased, and the 19-year-old dzhokhar, the one who's in custody in the hospital, they say that they were framed. and the mother has actually accused the fbi of regularly harassing the family. she says because they are chechens, ethnic chechens. now, the parents have been living more recently in dagestan which is in the north caucuses region. now, this is a very troubled area. it's a small russian republic, but it's neighboring chechnya. both of these areas have seen a lot of conflict, particularly an active separatist group in dagestan right now, there's a mission taking place in the area to clean up what the government says is a guerrilla group. now, the mother, of course, has described her sons as good people and that they were persecuted because they were chechens an
questions in the boston marathon bombing. what was the motive? the f.b.i. says it interviewed tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011 after being told by a foreign government, reportedly russia, he had become a follower of riradical islam. they found no evidence of terrorist activity at that time. did the chech anyian brothers act alone or was it a broughter plan with coconspiracies in the u.s. or overseas? wayne simmons, a former c.i.a. analyst and joins us now with some insight. thank you for coming in today. >> always a pleasure. >> i want to ask you about this. the way that the bombs they use have had been described, you know, many law enforcement sources said they were too sophisticated for somebody who was going to google and throw something together that the brothers had to have training at some point. for what they are accused of doing. what do you make of that? >> all of us, first of all, those agree that nothing today is 100% certain. that is where we need to start. if i had to make a guess, i would remind guys like me that 12 years ago, 13 years ago the chechens were in afghanistan trying
's a massive manhunt for that surviving terrorist. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev is dead and his 19-year-old brother dzhokhar tsarnaev is on the run. they're from chetchnya. and i've he got a lot more details for you. scott brown joins us from boston. mr. senator, you got into the studio this morning. could you get out of your hotel and walk around the streets of boston okay? >> i came in from the foxboro area about 20 miles in and throughout the whole time in i saw eight or nine convoys of police officers coming down the various highways. i got into boston and it's a ghosttown, a lot of the restaurants and stores, obviously, are closed down. i quite frankly have never seen anything like this. but i want to personally thank all of our law enforcement personnel for doing yeoman's work. and after the pictures were flashed, obviously they were in the area and things started heating up, really, really intensely and right now they seem to have focused on watertown about ten to 12 miles outside of boston and everybody seems to be doing their jobs on high, high alert and obviously the best thin
brother, tamerlan died overnight. the bthhokharaev, is still lose, setting down transportations and schools in and around boston. we will keep updated with news and briefings as they are warranted. the news of the morning was also part of the briefing at the state department. secretary john kerry meeting with mexican foreign minister talked about the boston marathon investigation. this is about teen minutes. -- this is about 15 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. -- excuse me -- allergy season -- before we begin i want to say as a father and grandfather, my thoughts are of course and my home town right now in boston, where events are still unfolding in the entire city. the entire city is in lock down. we continue to learn every moment about the terror attack on monday and the pursuit of justice that is following it. it is fair to say that this entire week we have been in a direct confrontation with evil, nd i want to congratulate and thank all law-enforcement authorities for the job they have been doing on behalf of our citizens. in the past few days we have seen the best and w
to the one in the surveillance photos he was allegedly wearing. investigators also want to question tamerlan tsarnaev's wife. the couple initially met at a nightclub. she later converted to islam, dropped out of college and had a child with him. her attorney has said that she had no suspicions that her husband might be plotting an attack. hundreds of people stood in silence at copley square at 2:50 p.m. one week after the bombings. president obama marked the moment of silence from the white house. the u.s. senate held a similar tribute on capitol hill. >>> it is still unclear what impact the boston bombings will have on the immigration debate in congress but the topic of national security is clearly playing a more rom neprominent n the discussion. things got tense on capitol hill yesterday when senator chuck schumer sparred with republican senator chuck grassley about the future of the legislation. take a look. >> a few ways to improve the bill, offer an amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly to those who are pointing to what happened, the terrib
tamerlan was killed in the shootout last night. new york to boston changed -- trains have been held and not working at this hour, as the air isn't lockdown and continues to be. as news updates at become available, wwill have those for you on the c-span that marks. senator lindsey graham treating about the suspect. if captured, i hope the administration will continue -- consider holding the suspect as an enemy combatant for intelligence-gathering purposes. over at the white house the president has received a couple of briefings today on the situation. one just wrapped up by certain while the. this is an earlier briefing. politico writes the president spoke this afternoon to deval patrick and thomas menino, as he did it to be briefed on developments creek he was briefed before 4:00 p. ts afternoon according to an assistant at the white house. the president expressed his condolences for t two polic officers kille overnight in his conversations with the governor and boston mayor barry at the earlier briefing, john kerry was also in attendance, and ahead of that, he had held a short brie
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